Photographer Profile: Pietro Firrincieli

Everybody likes a good skating picture, but the person taking it usually remains unknown. With our 'Photographer Profiles' we decided to change that and shed some light on the people behind the camera. Pietro Firrincieli is a dedicated rollerblader from Italy who's been documenting his scene for years. Read on about his love for black and white, Blade Diary, getting hit by a truck and check out some of his favourite pictures along the way!

Competition Report: IBC Osimo, Italy

Osimo is a small village of Ancona wich is a nice city on the Adriatic sea is in the center of Italy on the east side and is half an hour far from Nicola Fiorenza's home. Nico use to organize two jam at year, one in the winter and one in the summer, the Nicola Fiorenza' s blading jam summer edition is part of the Italian Blading Connection (IBC) wich is the Italian Championship.

Competition Report: Asian X-Games 2012 in China

When your with a group of guys as diverse as the ones I had the pleasure of spending the week with, it’s not just the stories you create that stick with you, but the one’s you hear as well. The 2012 Asian X Games showcase everything that is right in the world of Rollerblading, entwined with fake Scotch and a podium payout that park skating hasn’t seen in a while.

Chosen Few Comp Rankings before the Final Event on September 3rd in Los Angeles

The Chosen Few Finals have arrived once again and I can say without a doubt it is going to be an epic competition. Skaters all over the world have competed this year at ACF competitions. Every competition has determined the top 10 skaters and they have all earned points. We have organized 9 competitions with local organizers and included another 3 competitions to the series as well. Find all standings here and find out who might compete in the finals on September 3rd in Los Angeles!

Chosen-Few Switzerland Street Comp Report

The Swiss comp in Basel was the smallest event I have ever had but the quality of talent was high. One of the important things about these street comps are to do something big for each skate scene. This comp had a small turn out but we had some of our youngest competitors. 3 skaters who were only 15 years old we're skating along side guys like Beat Schillmeier and Diego Guilloud.

Dre Powell and Brian Aragon – Heaven Aggressive Shop interview

About a month ago I planned a last minute trip to Mexico City with Dre and Aragon to attend the Beyond Pro Comp on March 19th. None of us had been to MC, TJ yeah, but never this deep. Uncharted territory that didn’t come with the best of recommendations from friends and family, leaving each of us with our own level of worry. Upon our arrival, we quickly found out that all the dangers we were made aware of were no where in site. Starting with our host, Diego (translator in the video) it became immediately apparent that this was going to be an amazing trip. A packed competition, unlimited mezcal, top notch blading, and a smile around every corner. We spent all day Saturday enjoying the finest Mexico had to offer (as far as blading is concerned) and we were not disappointed. A late Sunday afternoon found us at Heaven Skateshop, sitting in with owner, Dave Sanz, we had a photo/autograph sesh, followed by this interview, discussing everything Razors, from Game Theory, to pro status. Thanks again to Dave and Diego for the hospitality. Looking forward to seeing ya’ll again very soon. - Andy Wegener

One Minute One Spot: Thomas Lieurey

So Thomas Lieurey or better known as petit Thomas has got himself a one minute one spot for be-mag ay:). I've known Thom the outrage character for about 1 year now. We met in Santa monica LA 2009 at photographer' Jeremy Condamines place. That lasted 2 days before we found ourselves on our own with nowhere to go. So I had to take Thom with me who I didn't know and who didn't speak English at all to a hostel in Hollywood. Not much talking was going on so we decided to party or "we make party" as Thom would put it lol. I soon found out Thom could speak great English!

Brian Aragon, Dre Powell in Chile: first stop of the Razors South America tour

In the rolling world there is a lot of hype on the South America scenes recently. And that's simply justified. The scene below the equator is ripe and thriving right now. Earlier this year we featured the NIMH South America tour through Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru here on be-mag. Now Razors adventures the trip to South America as well. With their first tour stops in Chile they turned a whole national rolling community inside out. Make sure you check out this tour stop and you can already look forward to some more coverage (soon on be-mag exclusively) from this country which ranges over 39 lines of latitude from the North to the South. Thanks to William Lobos and his friends for all the work they put into this update. This update not only features the beauty of our sport, it features the beautiful things that comes with rollerblading: intercultural friendships, memories and experience.

Stephan de Freitas: One Minute, One Spot

Before we get started, let me tell you a little bit about Stephan a.k.a DAS!...If you've never met him, then you're missing out. Not only is he the kindest guy I know, he's also one of those kids you want to hate. Let me paint you a picture: 26 years old, owns a Portuguese bar in Geneva, works there from morning until night, often DJ's in Geneva's local clubs if not elsewhere, has a girlfriend, AND still finds time to be insanely good at rollerblading. That's what he does, sometimes all of them on the same day, this guy does not know a hangover. He is a wonder child that masters anything he touches, and I mean anything. (don't test him you'd be gutted). Winner of the Bulle Contest 2 years in a row...don't miss him this year again on for the High In The Park 2010 WRS*** in Bulle Switzerland (Happening today).